One of the main draws of holidaying in the USA is the nature. So why not immerse yourself in it in one of the nation’s most highly-rated campsites? * Pitch a tent overlooking canyons that glow red in the sun or next to a white sandy beach, and you’re in for a memorable holiday.
Stargazing in Utah is phenomenal
Moab Under Canvas, Utah
At this remote desert glamping site guests get an uninterrupted view of Utah’s distinctive ruddy-tinged, sandstone arches from their canvas tent. By night, these deep canyons and vast plateaus glow under the moonlight offering phenomenal opportunities to stargaze. Pick a deluxe tent and you’ll have leather sofas, wooden floorboards, big double beds, and an outdoor sun deck on which to enjoy the scenery.
Enjoy an almost private beach at this Oregon campsite
Oceanside Beachfront RV Resort, Oregon
Pitch a tent at this campsite in Charleston and you’ll wake up right next to the beach. Sheltered by a pine-covered cliff on one side, this pristine sandy cove is so quiet it feels like your own private campsite (though you may spot the odd local or two walking their dog). There’s a little trailer selling razor clams, crab, and other fresh seafood at the front of the site, and white wooden beachfront cottages for those who don’t fancy a tent.
Retro camping in Santa Barbara
AutoCamp Santa Barbara, California
In the shade of palm trees in sunny Santa Barbara, you can rent yourself an irresistible little slice of romanticised Americana. Choose from a line of vintage, silver Airstream caravans with striped awnings and wooden decking area. Though the inside is cosy, there’s space outside for you to fire up the barbecue and enjoy an al fresco evening.
This Californian RV park is a launch pad for the Los Padres National Forest
Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground, California
This quiet coastal Californian RV park near the Los Padres National Forest is a great place to spend time outdoors. The outside fire pit and picnic table is great for making s’mores in the evenings, while the outdoor pool and jacuzzi may also take up a fair amount of your time. If you want to go further afield, vineyards, mountains, and beaches are all close by, and the area is very popular for cycling.
Hiking, cycling, and more is available at Hermit Gulch Campgrounds
Hermit Gulch Campgrounds, California
This blissfully-rural campsite sits in a clearing in the woods, only a few-minutes’ drive from the beaches of Avalon. For those after some R&R, it’s the perfect setting. But there’s also a plethora of activities available – hiking up the mountains that form the backdrop to the campsite, tennis, cycling, snorkeling, and fishing.
**Chosen according to Booking.com traveller reviews.